Posts Tagged ‘tiny homes’

Crains’s Chicago Business: Who says a homeless facility can’t be dazzling?

Digital rendering of La Casa Norte Pierce House exterior

Crain’s Chicago Business published a great read on our long-term client La Casa Norte and their executive directors, Sol Flores, big plans the organization. The article highlights La Casa Norte’s Pierce House covering Sol’s vigorous fundraising and other accomplishments of the organization. We’re thankful for the opportunity to work with Sol and La Casa Norte as they…

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The Tiny Report

Interior of Tiny Homes Competition first place winning entry facing kitchen and bedroom

Affordable housing developments, such as SRO’s, can have a great impact on people experiencing homelessness or low income. However, affordable housing as we know it doesn’t have a solution that addresses every issue surrounding this topic. These developments usually take 3-5 years to be completed with an average unit costing $350,000 and 30% of the…

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Catherine Baker Presents at the 2017 AIA Conference

AIA Conference on Architecture 2017, April 27-29, Orlando

On Friday, April 28th, at the 2017 AIA national conference, LBBA’s Catherine Baker and Tracy Baim, publisher at Windy City Times, will present tiny houses as a possible solution to youth homelessness. “Tiny House in a Big City: Competition/Construction Case Study” looks at the international Tiny Homes competition to understand planning, costs, and other challenges…

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BOLD: Chicago Architecture Biennial Exhibition

During the height of South Chicago’s population, the U.S. Steel South Works Plant was the primary source of jobs in the area. When the plant was shut down in 1992, the population decreased drastically. Job markets in today’s time are slowly realizing a maker/seller platform, resulting in the establishment of a variety of small cottage…

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BOLD: MAS Context Issue 29 Now Available

Cover of MAS context issue 29 that reads bold alternative scenarios for Chicago

MAS Context’s latest issue BOLD catalogs the projects that were part of 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial’s exhibition BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago, curated by Iker Gil. The projects respond to David Brown’s “The Available City” and offer alternative propositions that address vacancy in the city and its potential to create new architectural scenarios. Among the work, LBBA’s speculative proposal South Chicago…

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A Tiny Home Community for Chicago

“what struck me is that everyone i went to about this…no one said this can’t be done. no one said it’s impossible. it’s a matter of solving a series of challenges and problems.” – Eithne McManamin, Tiny Homes Summit, April 2016 At the recent ‘Tiny Homes Summit,’ Jeff Bone and Eithne McMenamin presented their planned…

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Winning Tiny Homes Entry Comes to Life

As first place winners of the Tiny Homes Competition, Terry “Vic” Howell, Marty Sandberg, and Lon Stousland worked with Price Construction to realize a prototype of their design, which is on view this week at UIC’s campus. Visitors were able to tour the model home in conjunction with the Tiny Homes Summit through efforts of…

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